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May
29

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Posted in Veneers

If you’re still debating whether or not you want to invest in a smile makeover, one of the things you want to consider is how long dental veneers can last. In the past one of the biggest concerns was the porcelain materials wearing down from use over time. Thankfully, advancements in materials and treatment techniques allow custom dental veneers to last longer than ever before.

The life of your veneers will depend on:

Proper Care

Thoroughly cleaning around the margins of your veneers will prevent bacteria from causing tooth decay or leakage around your restoration. We recommend flossing around each veneer at least once daily and scheduling a preventive cleaning at the dentist every 6 months. 

The Right Bite Analysis

Your dentist will need to assess the way your teeth bite together, before placing veneers on them. The wrong bite could cause your teeth to wear the veneers down quicker than normal, but the right bite relationship will prevent that from happening. 

The Best Materials

Choosing the best veneer materials will keep your cosmetic restorations as secure as possible over years of daily use. The right choice will depend on what your overall results need to be. Porcelain is one of the most common materials used in veneers, as it is used routinely for crowns and offers tremendous aesthetic benefits.

Dental veneers can give you some of the longest lasting results of any cosmetic dental treatment. With great care and oral hygiene, most veneers last about a decade. To learn more about veneers or find out if you are a candidate for the treatment, schedule your exam today.

Posted on behalf of:
Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S.
611 Campbell Hill St. NW #101
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 980-6336

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